Health in the News

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Will Discuss Data for Health Findings

On April 2, 2015, the RWJF will be releasing the findings to their study at Union Station’s Columbus Club in Washington, D.C. The live streamed release will cover how diverse sectors of the government, business, health care, public health, social services and community-based organizations can better collect, share and utilize health information to improve health.

Beaufort County Is Healthiest in South Carolina; Marlboro County Is Least Healthy, According to New Rankings

The sixth annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at For the sixth year, IMPH is serving as the state lead in sharing the Rankings.

2015 County Health Rankings to be Released March 25th

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is proud to be assisting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute in promoting the release of the 2015 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The 2015 Rankings will be released March 25th.

Colon Cancer and Smoking: Deadly Partners

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health supports the work of our partners in raising awareness and preventing disease. The following is shared on behalf of the S.C. Tobacco-Free Collaborative.

Fradua Joins IMPH as SCale Down Program Manager

IMPH is pleased to announce that Karen Fradua will serve as the program manager of the SCale Down Initiative. Ms. Fradua has a diverse and solid background as a public health professional in South Carolina and brings extensive experience and skills in program management, strategic planning and partnership development to her new role.


SCale Down

IMPH partners with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to facilitate implementation of the state’s Obesity Action Plan through the SCale Down Initiative. The plan promotes comprehensive actions to stimulate across-the-board changes at the environmental, policy and system-level.

IMPH Cohosting TeleVideoconference with SC Academy of Physician Assistants

On April 8th, 2015 the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, in conjunction with several partners including the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), will host the “A How-To for South Carolina PA’s: Communities & Practices Join the Obesity Fight” teleconference.

IMPH Recruiting Manager of Legislative Services

IMPH seeks a manager of legislative services to oversee the continued development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Policy Fellows Program.

NNPHI report “HIA Practice in the US, The Public Health Institute Model”

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has released the report “HIA Practice in the US, The Public Health Institute Model.” This report was produced for health impact assessment (HIA) practitioners and those interested in HIA to share strategies for the institutionalization of HIA.

IMPH Year in Review and Looking Forward

As another year comes to a close and we all take time to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, the staff of IMPH wishes you the very best for the holidays and the new year to come! In reflecting on the past year, we also wish to thank you for your partnership and for your support of the work of IMPH. Through our collaborative work, we have had an exciting year of growth and impact in South Carolina.

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